The Commission is expected to present a revised version of its Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) by the end of this year. The Confederation has concluded that the current IED has proven effective in reducing pollutants and emissions while preserving efficiency.
When revising this legislation, we therefore recommend adopting a pragmatic, data-driven and science-based approach. We also stress that the outcomes of the refit exercise should follow a strict application of the Better Regulation Principles. In addition, Swedish Enterprise wishes to highlight that any widening of the Directive only should encompass EU-wide activities and activities that are not regulated in other legislations. The non-binding performance levels (BAT-AEPL) should also remain, in order to encourage resource efficiency, circularity and innovation.
Tackling GHG emissions under both the ETS and the IED cannot be delivered in a consistent manner and would simply result in inefficient regulations. To stimulate the rapid scale up of breakthrough GHG abatement technologies, IED should not be the main tool, but the Seville integrated approach can be used in these assessments. The decisions on the choice of techniques must continue to be taken in the different industrial installations.EU